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Bay of Fires Walk

Bay of Fires Walk

4 day guided Pack-Free walk

This walk has been designed for those looking for a Pack-Free walk of the Bay of Fires. Avoid carrying your clothes or a heavy pack and walk with as little as your camera, water and lunch each day. Situated on the east coast of Tasmania, this magical and remote landscape showcases pure white perfect beaches, vivid orange granite boulders and a ribbon of sapphire and emerald seas. The Bay of Fires is a truly stunning destination and a photographer’s paradise.

NOTE: This tour includes an arrival day (including accommodation) and 3 days walking.

Overview - Bay of Fires walk


A Pack Free Walk

Carry as little as your water, camera and lunch

One of the biggest drawcards of this walk is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage in you’ll avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure, carry as little as your water, camera and lunch.


The Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston

1 night stay

Enjoy your first night in Launceston at The Hotel Grand Chancellor overlooking the city. Centrally located near City Park – Launceston’s picturesque public gardens, the Tasmanian Design Centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Princess Theatre, Boag’s Brewery and UTAS Stadium, the hotel is the perfect choice for exploring the many splendours of Northern Tasmania.


Waterfront Accommodation

2 nights stay at a charming waterside haven

Our walking experience spends 2 nights in our waterfront accommodation. With only a short 15 minute transfer from the end of the trail on day 1 and the ability to walk directly in on day 2, you’ll find this charming accommodation with its beach decor and lovely Ansons Bay views, the perfect place to put your feet up after a day’s walk.

You’ll find an outdoor and indoor dining room, outdoor and indoor fireplace, 2 bathrooms with hot showers and running toilets and comfy beds. (click on right arrow to view all images)

Room Types:
Room 1: Small room with single bed for solo travellers (no extra cost)
Room 2: Double Bed and Single Bed
Room 3: Two Single Beds

Room 4: Three Single Beds
Room 5: Queen Bed
Room 6: Two Single Beds

Rooming is worked out by our reservations staff based on a first booked basis as well as needs basis based on numbers wishing to room together.


Personalised Tour

Small groups of a maximum of 11

Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 11 people, we find this delivers a more personal service, a greater social environment and has less impact on the environment.


Local Tasmanian Produce and Wine

indulge in regional Tassie cuisine

Tasmania is famous for its superb local produce, from its delicious cheeses to its wide selection of wines. An important element of your walking experience with Life’s an Adventure is the high-quality local food we provide each day. You’ll always find an abundance of food and options available. Glenn & Janaya have put an inspired Tasmanian menu together including wonderful Scottsdale Pork with Peach and Chardonnay sauce, Pear and Walnut Salad, local Salmon, Trevally and so much more. It wouldn’t be a meal without wine, and we have an array of Ninth Island white and reds, as well as boutique Tasmanian beers to enjoy during dinner as well.

We can also cater for special dietary requirement. Please give us as much details as possible when booking.


Bay of Fires Wildlife Eco Cruise

Explore the coast by the water

We always try and include a ‘wow’factor on our walks to make your journey truly unique. On our final day of our tour we take to the water to explore the coastline by boat. Our itinerary will depend on the weather but generally, we will head down the coast and see the local seal colony frolicking in the water and lazing on the large boulders. We might even be lucky to encounter a pod of dolphins or a whale enroute.

For those that don’t like cruising our guides can take you on a short walk in the area instead.


Our Guides

CEO's - Chief Experience Officers

Our guides are loved for their ability to go above and beyond. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. For example, our guides are a winning combination providing the best in customer service. They have a wealth of knowledge on the Bay of Fires, which enables them to make the landscape come to life. Add to this, their wonderful sense of humour and Can Do’ attitude and you know you will be in good hands.


NEW Flexiwalk Add-On

Cancel for any reason option

FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows passengers to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. Click here to find out more details


Genuinely all-inclusive

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive and once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine or beer as this is included in the price of the tour.

NO Credit card fees apply.


21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's Best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. But our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

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Tour Itinerary

Bay of Fires Walk

The Bay of Fires is located on the east coast of Tasmania in Australia. Situated in the very north of the state, this region is extremely remote with only a few small townships.

Tour Inclusions
Bay of Fires Walk

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear, you don’t have to camp and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

  • Pack Free walk – carry as little as your water, lunch and camera each day.
  • 1 night at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • Accommodation in our waterfront beach shack for two nights – situated on a beautiful bay set behind the Bay of Fires
  • Wow Factor – Day 4 cruise to the Seal Colony or Bay of Fires area
  • 2 x superb dinners featuring wonderful Tasmanian produce
  • Fine Tasmanian wine, boutique Tasmanian beers and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner
  • 1 x breakfast at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • 2 x hot and cold breakfasts at our water front accommodation
  • 3 x lunches whilst walking
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Professionally guided – Our guides which we refer to as “CEO – Chief Experience Officers” who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Return transfers from Launceston and the Bay of Fires
  • National Park Pass
Day One: Arrival Day Launceston
Bay of Fires Walk

Today is an arrival day. Book your own flight to arrive any time into Launceston and make your own way to the Hotel Grand Chancellor in the heart of the city. Your accommodation has been booked in a deluxe twin or deluxe king room. Accommodation is based on twin share (note:  solo travellers will need to pay a single supplement cost of  $136). Tonight enjoy a free evening to explore one of the many restaurants in Launceston, alternatively dine in the hotel’s restaurant. (own expense)

Day Two: Launceston - Mt William National Park to Deep Creek
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TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2.5 hour transfer from Launceston to start of the trail. Stop en route in the pretty town of Bridport.
Afternoon: 15 minute transfer from end of walk to accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 14kms. 5 – 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

TERRAIN: Mainly beach walking on compact hard sand, with only slight inclines and some rock hopping when crossing headlands.

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast in the hotel restaurant, before meeting your guides in the hotel foyer at 8.00am for our transfer to the Bay of Fires. We enjoy a scenic drive winding through rich farmlands to the northern part of Mount William National Park, with a short toilet and coffee stop enroute at the seaside town of Bridport.

We begin our walking adventure from Mt William National Park enjoying breathtaking, remote and untouched wilderness areas. Our hike will start with an introduction to Mt William National Park, a safety brief and lunch at Stumpies Bay. The first two kilometres of the walk is a scenic mix of pristine white sand beaches and granite outcrops where evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be seen in the dunes. From here you will enjoy some light rock hopping and secluded small bays. The Walk now opens out onto Cod Bay where you’ll stroll along 4kms of gorgeous sandy beach. This is a great opportunity to spread out and take in the views of Georges Rocks. After a short meander through the coastal heath we will reach our afternoon tea break nestled amongst the iconic fiery red rocks. Our final six kilometres will start out through a series of small beaches and rocky headlands before we tackle our second long stretch, Purdon Bay. Which will bring us to our pick up location at Deep Creek. After a short walk across the creek, our logistics guide will transfer the group to our water front accommodation (15mins). Sit back and relax as our guides provide a delicious dinner served with Tasmanian Ninth Island wine for your enjoyment.

Bay of Fires Pack Free Walk Day 1

Day Three: Deep Creek to Ansons Bay
Bay of Fires Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 15 minute transfer from our accommodation to the start of the trail.
Afternoon: walk directly into our accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 16.5kms. 6.5 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

TERRAIN: Mainly beach walking on compact hard sand, some soft sand, and coastal tracks with only slight inclines when crossing headlands.

WALK ITINERARY: After a hearty breakfast and a 15-minute transfer back to Deep Creek, we begin our walk. Setting off south after a couple of kilometres we will reach Picnic Rock, a photographers paradise. Our next stop will be at Eddystone Point Lighthouse where your guides will deliver interesting information on the construction of the granite lighthouse and history of the area. Afterwards we will enjoy morning tea at Eddystone Point rock pool, a spectacular intertidal zone; one of the many highlights of the day. Continuing south of Eddystone Point, we explore Abbotsbury Beach, our longest sand stretch of the day (4kms). This is another great opportunity to spread out and spot some migratory bird species. At the end of Abbotsbury Beach we will enjoy lunch. Following lunch we continue south into a series of shell coves that will take your breath away. This will bring us to the spectacular Baileys Rock, an ideal location for a swim in the crystal clear water. With just 5kms to go we navigate one more rocky headland onto a shifting dune system that protects Ansons Bay from the sea. This area is an important refuge for nesting shore birds and has to be seen to be believed. Over the dunes and around the bay, and before you know it you’ll be enjoying Tasmanian cheese and refreshments in the backyard while your guides prepare another gourmet meal.

Bay of Fires Pack Free Walk Day 2

Day Four: Eco wildlife Cruise - Humbug Nature Reserve walk, Bay of Fires
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TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 45 minute transfer from accommodation to start of the trail. Afternoon: 2.5 hours transfer from end of walk to Launceston with stop en route in St Helens.

WALK GRADE: 7kms. 3 to 3.5hrs walking plus breaks. Easy to Moderate level of fitness is required.

TERRAIN: Dirt trails through a dry sclerophyll forest.

ITINERARY: After breakfast we head to Binalong Bay to join our wilderness eco cruise. This offshore experience will give you a different view of this amazing area and is home to a diverse range of marine life. . Our itinerary will depend on the weather but generally we head south through the picturesque Binalong Bay where we will explore the pretty coastline as we make our way to explore the Seal Colony, where you can experience seals frolicking in the water and on the imposing rocky outcrops. Along the way, if we are lucky we may be met by some playful dolphins or a whale. After our cruise we head out on our walking experience. Today’s walk offers a change of scenery as we head from the boathouse through the Humbug Point Nature Reserve with its pretty sclerophyll forest. This area has a diversity of plant, wildlife and bird species and its spectacular coastline makes for a wonderful walk. . Following this, your guides will transfer you back to Launceston with a stop in St Helens en route for a coffee. the journey back takes roughly 2.5hrs and the guides are happy to drop off to the airport prior to Launceston Hotels. A perfect end to an extraordinary adventure.

ARRIVAL TIME: We will arrive back to Launceston at approximately 6pm. Note: if you are planning to fly out this day please do not book a flight before 6:45pm. For those wishing to stay in Launceston contact the hotel directly to book accommodation for the night.

.. and the resultCustomer Testimonials
Just wanted to let you know that our Bay of Fires walk exceeded our expectations. We had a most enjoyable time and the group have made lasting friendships. We would especially like to acknowledge your staff for their commitment to making our experience one of a lifetime! Thanks for a great time. Thanks so much.
Val and Noel

3 day walk Bay of Fires -Package details

One of the main reasons why we returned to the Company was the quality of the guiding. Barry is a consummate professional, always helpful and knowledgable. The meals were excellent - this has yet again impressed us. After a great days walking it was wonderful to return to cold drinks and excellent nibbles, followed by a superbly cooked dinner. Beachshack was excellent - A wonderful convivial place with everything we needed to enjoy the company of our new fellow trippers. A four-star lodge just would not have been the same.
Jenni Burfitt

3 day walk Bay of Fires -Package details

Thought Barry - was a superb guide - really took the time to explain what we were seeing, and also made sure the group was held together and not walking too far apart from each other. The Beach Shack was fabulous. Food was great - well cooked and presented and a great range of variety. Very fresh. Loved the wines and the nibbles on returning after a day walking. Everything was to and above my expectation.
Margie Haseltine

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Our tour Guide Barry was amazing, caring, attentive & wealth of knowledge topped off by a sense of humour making our experience a memorable one. Healthy food & plenty of it added to the walking experience. The Beachshack was excellent. An unforgettable experience in every way & will definitely share & recommend to friends & family
Judy Sheldon

3 day walk Bay of Fires -Package details

Barry was the perfect mix of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and quirky. Susan was great as a host and an amazing chef. Heaps and heaps of delicious food with plenty of options. Especially impressed with the accommodation of my need for a gluten-free diet. Fantastic. Beachshack was excellent. I think the way you have pitched it is perfect. You play down expectations a bit and then over deliver. Will recommend
Selma Wastell

3 day walk Bay of Fires -Package details

Our guide; Barry was so full of local and interesting knowledge. Although we didn't call him Barry much; was Bob, Bazza etc. He was so lovely. The local produce was awesome and all our meals were prepared beautifully. We were really impressed with your tour; we will be looking for a new location with you next year.
Jo Totman

3 day walk Bay of Fires -Package details

Barry and Susan were lovely company and both worked hard making us feel comfortable at the shack. Barry's knowledge of The Bay of Fires was impressive. Fabulous all around. Food was plentiful and delicious. Lovely accommodation. Weather also contributed to an all-around wonderful walk.
Annette Barkey

3 day walk Bay of Fires -Package details

Glen was exceptional in answering our never ending questions. He and the rest of the crew provided superior support with driving, delicious food and service. The Beachshack is excellent. This tour exceeded our expectations.
Ane Durbridge

3 day walk Bay of Fires -Package details

Glen, Janaya and Abbey were just fabulous - warm, friendly, and professional. Glen's local knowledge was vast and amazing. He liberally peppered our walking experience with highly engaging, relevant information, stories and discussions at just the right moments. Janaya also was a fountain of knowledge and, along with Glen and Abby, couldn't do enough to make our stay at the house wonderful and fun, accommodating our varied needs. They are all amazing humans and I feel privileged to have spent the 3 days with them and learning about NW Tassy from them. The house was also great house. Bed comfy. Outdoors and indoor settings, the deck, brazier and fireplace just fabulous for our large group to laze about and 'debrief' after the day's walk.
Cherry Van Ryt

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Tour Availability

Choose from one of the dates listed below and save up to $250 per person when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available!

  • 18 – 21 April 2024
  • 3 – 6 May 2024

We run regular weekly tours from September to early May every year, the ideal time to do this walk. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Date of your choice is available for groups of 10-11 people (note depending on bed configurations sometimes we can take 12). Subject to availability. A massage consultant can also be arranged at an additional cost for groups.
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Spot Specials - Save up to $500 per couple on selected departures

Spot Special savings of up to $500 per couple or $250 per person available on specific departures when you pay in full at time of booking.

Private groups of 10-11 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.

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SEPTEMBER 2023 – MAY 2024
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Low season…. $2049
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Low Season: Sept – Oct and April
High Season: Nov – March

Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available – offer ends once sold out! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason.
Price: $209 per person. See conditions below for full details.

Single travellers will need to pay $136 for accommodation at the Grand Chancellor in Launceston.

At the Bay of Fires we only have one single room available at our accommodation. As this is a small room, guests staying in this room will NOT need to pay any extra to have their own room. Please enquire when booking about availability.


We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

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10 – 11 participants

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Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subject to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

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We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • NO Credit card fees apply.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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